Sunday, March 2, 2008
1.In the 1870s, two inventors X and Y both independently designed devices that could transmit speech electrically. Both men rushed their respective designs to the patent office within hours of each other, Y patented his telephone first. X and Y entered into a famous legal battle over the invention of the telephone, which Y won. Identify X & Y?
*2.Thomas Sullivan is credited for inventing _______.
3.Connect Ralph Andrews &John Larson? (Clue-Larson a Californian police officer invented this instrument.)
*4.General Dwight D. Eisenhower said that America could not have won World War II without it. Willy's Truck Company was the first company to create the right prototype. What am I talking about?
*5.It was named Time Magazine's Invention of the year in 2006. What am I talking about?
*6. Bajaj contends that CC-VTi tech used in TVS new 125cc motorbike "Flame" infringed on its DTSi patent. Thus Bajaj sued TVS and madras high court restrains TVS-M from selling and manufacturing 125 cc bikes for some days? CC-VTi stands for?
7. Its version 8.0 system now weighs less than 1.5 kilograms, compared with 6.3 kg of version 2.It was designed for first developed for aircraft in 1929 by Gabriel Voisin.
*8.Just by dialing the sequence *#06# into the GSM phone,you get this.What am I talking about?
9. A courtier, author, Sir John Harington is a prominent member of Queen Elizabeth I's court, and was known as her 'saucy Godson'. He had invented 'The Ajax', for Elizabeth I of
England.His design was ridiculed in England, but was adopted in France under the name Angrez. What did he invent for Elizabeth I?
10. What is the term used to describe a "Chinese Portal"?
*11. What was the code name of Windows Vista?
12. Once I was waiting for a train. It was a foggy night and I was going over in my mind the problem of temperature and humidity control. By the time the train arrived, I had an understanding of the relationship between temperature, humidity and dew point. Identify me?
*13.The name of this device is having a Czechoslovakian origin, which means slave, servant, or forced labor. What am I talking about? Clue-Asimov loves to write story about them.
14. What term was coined by Don Hoeffler and appeared in 1971 in a magazine called "Electronic news"?
15. It was originally known as QDOS (Quick and Dirty Operating System). Identify it?
*16.A virus that attacks or infects specific anti-virus software is known?
*1.Ans-In the 1870s, two inventors (X-Elisha Gray and Y-Alexander Graham Bell) both independently designed devices that could transmit speech electrically (the telephone). Both men rushed their respective designs to the patent office within hours of each other, Alexander Graham Bell patented his telephone first. Elisha Gray and Alexander Graham Bell entered into a famous legal battle over the invention of the telephone, which Bell won.)
*2. Ans-Tea Bags, Thomas Sullivan was a tea importer based in New York City. He came up with the tea bags, which was actually just a silk pouch with a small amount of tea inside. This meant that the client could taste the tea as before, but he wasn't wasting money on tins and mailing costs.
3. Ans-The most notable polygraph TV show is Lie Detector, which first aired in the 1950's created and hosted by Ralph Andrews. John Larson is responsible for inventing it, which is also known as polygraph.
*4. Ans-The Jeep, During World War I, the U.S. Army needed a fast, lightweight all-terrain vehicle. In 1940, the Army called on the automotive companies to create a working prototype (fitting army specifications) in forty-nine days. Willy's Truck Company was the first company to create the right prototype. The new vehicle was nicknamed "the Jeep." General Dwight D. Eisenhower said that America could not have won World War II without it.
*5. Ans-You Tube - The online video sharing and viewing community - was invented in 2005 by Steve Chen, Chad Hurley and Jawed Karim.
*6. Ans- (controlled combustion variable timing intelligent)
7. Ans-Anti-lock breaking system (ABS)
*8. Ans-The International Mobile Equipment Identity or IMEI
9. Ans-First Flush Toilet
12. ANS- In 1928, Willis Haviland Carrier developed the first residential 'Weather maker', an air conditioner for private home use.
*13. Ans-Robot, The actual word robot was invented in the 20th century from the Czechoslovakian word robota or robotnik meaning slave, servant, or forced labor.
14. Ans-Silicon Valley
15. Ans- MS-DOS (short for Microsoft Disk Operating System)
*16. Ans- Anti-Anti virus virus